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The limitations of government

For the most part, the idea that government of a particular type or led by a particular individual can produce magic is misplaced

Aakar Patel

When I first went to Pakistan (this was a couple of decades ago), I was surprised that they seemed to have better infrastructure than we did. Lahore airport was small but it looked and was modern. It did not have the messiness and sloppy construction of the airports I had been familiar with all my life, at Santa Cruz and in Delhi.  This changed a decade or so later, by when India’s big cities had received swanky airports that could have been anywhere in the world. At that point, taking off from Terminal 3 in Delhi and landing in Lahore it was apparent that India had left ...